St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

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Napa Valley's St. Apollinaris Catholic Church invites you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community.

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WELCOME TO SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH!

 

 

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FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAM - IMPORTANT NOTICE - PARENT MEETING NOW WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 7:00 PM
The meeting previously scheduled for Thursday, January 25 is NOW Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. This is an extremely important meeting and is mandatory for all parents who have a child in the program in preparation for recption of First Confession / Reconciliation in a few weeks. 

COA_-_Santa_Rose,_CA.pngSIGN OF HOPE MASS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 6:00 PM
All are invited to attend a Mass offered for all affected by the fires. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Robert Vasa at St. Apollinaris Church on Thursday, January 25 at 6:00 pm. The parish communities of St. Apollinaris, St. John the Baptist, St. Thomas Aquinas, Holy Family, St. Joan of Arc, St. Helena, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Francis Solano, and St. Leo the Great rejoice in this opportunity to come together as a larger community to pray for healing and the strength to rebuild the greater Napa Sonoma community. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

SCHOOL GALA - MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 5:30 PM - MIDNIGHT
Join us on Saturday, January 27, from 5:30 pm to Midnight for St. Apollinaris School's annual gala. The Moonlight Masqerade - Black and White Ball will be held at the Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa, 3425 Solano Ave, Napa. Information on tickets, silent auction items, raffle tickets, and the Golden Shamrock online here.

WFL_original-logo.pngWALK FOR LIFE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
The annual Walk for Life will take place at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Saturday, January 27. St Apollinaris Parish will be sponsoring a bus. Following the 8:45 am Mass we will board the bus to depart at 9:30 am and will return at 5:30 pm. Cost is $20 for adult, $10 for children 12 and under and can be paid that day. For reservations, please call Deacon Peter, (707)815-7397 and provide your name and the number of seats desired. If you are unable to attend, please consider prayers and financial help to offset the costs. Checks can be made payable to the Napa Valley Culture of Life, and left at the parish office.
 
NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK - JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 2 - LEARN, SERVE, LEAD, SUCCEED
Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. I begins on the last Sunday of January and runs all week. The theme for this year's National Catholic Schools Week is "Catholic Schools: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed." 
St. Apollinaris School will celebrate a special Mass on Sunday, January 28, at 10:30 am.
 

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The U.S. bishops are calling Catholics, parishes, schools, organizations, and all people of good will to participate in the nationwide "9 Days for Life" campaign. Through our unified prayer and action, we can help create a culture that cherishes the gift of every human life. 9 Days for Life is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Click on 9daysforlife.org to learn more.

2017 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS
Statements will be mailed out at the end of January. If you have made a donation of $500.00 or more, you will automatically receive a statement then. If you do not get a statement and would like one, please contact the parish office (707)257-2555. Be sure to tell us your envelope number.

formed-logo-circle.pngOPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, January 28, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, "A Spiritual Warfare."
Opening the Word is a program offering prayer and insights for the Sunday readings. It features a variety of presenters on videos which are designed to facilitate thought and discussion for personal faith formation. Prayer Journals are also available to make the most of these Sunday readings. Watch the video or download the PrayerJournalat FORMED.ORG

EMMAUS JOURNEY - REFLECTING ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Jesus came teaching with authority and advanced his ministry by being the Master Teacher. Jesus communicated truth in simple but powerful word pictures, parables, and then reinforced his teachings by using his miraculous power to heal and do good.
EJLogo.pngFirst Reading: Why do you think people do not heed the messages from God?
Second Reading: What are three characteristics of undivided devotion?
Gospel Reading: How can we allow Jesus’ teachings to be more authoritative in our lives?
For the full Bible study for every Sunday throughout the year, please visit the Emmaus Journey website.

200KT.pngPRO-LIFE SPEAKER - SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 7:00 PM AT KOLBE-TRINITY
Pro-Life Action League founder, Joe Scheidler, will speak on Sunday, January 28, 7:00 pm, at Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep, 2055 Redwood Road, Napa. Join us for a powerful and inspiring talk by the man who has been called the "Godfather of Pro-life Activism".No charge. Donations gratefully accepted.

SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
We invite you to join us on Thursday, February 1, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm for our annual Open House. Visit the classrooms, meet our amazing teachers, and take a tour of the campus. For more information, contact the school office at (707)224-6525.

FATHER - DAUGHTER DANCE, MONDAY, FEBRARY 5, 6:00 PM
The annual Father-Daughter Dance will be Monday, February 5, 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be a professional dance teacher and a photographer. Menu is BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, macaroni and cheese, chips, and drinks. Cost is $25 for father and daughter(s), and $5 for photos. Please RSVP to Paul at (707)501-8059 with a text message.

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THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Saturday January 20, 2018
Joseph Pearce
"The Catholic Revival"
Donations accepted.
 

josephpearce.pngA native of England, Joseph Pearce is writer in residence and visiting fellow at Thomas More College in New Hampshire. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and executive director of Catholic Courses.

The internationally acclaimed author of many books, which include bestsellers such as The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures. His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Mandarin and Polish.

Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings.

Pearce has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America. He is also a regular guest on national and international television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Learn more about our school here:

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Link to St. Apollinaris School Website

 

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FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS - PRAYER RALLY
Thursday, December 28, 9:30 am
1700 block of Jefferson St.

WALK FOR LIFE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
The annual Walk for Life will take place at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Saturday, January 27. St Apollinaris Parish will be sponsoring a bus. Following the 8:45 am Mass we will board the bus to depart at 9:30 am and will return at 5:30 pm. Cost is $20 for adult, $10 for children 12 and under and can be paid that day. For reservations, please call Deacon Peter, (707)815-7397 and provide your name and the number of seats desired. If you are unable to attend, please consider prayers and financial help to offset the costs. Checks can be made payable to the Napa Valley Culture of Life, and left at the parish office.

40 Days for Life - Napa (October and Lent)

Life Chain Napa - October 

Napa Valley Culture of Life (Umbrella Respect Life Organization in Napa)

Birthright - a great Napa Community Pregnancy Resource

Alpha Pregnancy Clinic

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In the words of Pope Francis, “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect”.

Youth Ministry

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."  -1 Timothy 4:12

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St. Apollinaris Mission

St. Apollinaris is a welcoming Catholic Christian Community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, hospitality, and social justice.

Religious Education

”Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them.” - Matthew 19:14
As a child ages their understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has much to offer with yearly education a child will grow in understand and love of God. St. Apollinaris has much to offer children through our religious education program.

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Women's Guild

The purpose of the St. Apollinaris Women’s Guild is threefold: Spiritual, Social, and Service. We sponsor a Day of Reflection for members; Bible Study is ongoing; there are 2 dinner meetings, a Mass and Brunch; and we have day trips planned for our members. We do Service by helping with events at St. A’s.

An event is planned each month (Oct – May).

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Family Life

A monthly gathering of married and engaged couples with the goal of assisting them to become the "true" domestic church. This is done by providing tools and information to help them live out God's Plan for the Sacrament of Marriage and to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples. Activities include speakers, dinners, movie nights, game nights, informative video presentations on Catholic teaching about living God's Plan for marriage, family nights, and couple time.